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>>> tonight an "issues "special presentation. cases that changed america. for the next hour i'll examine high profile trials that for bet are or for worse forever altered america's justice system. from the spectacle of the michael jackson molestation trial, where he was found not guilty on all counts. the media circus outside the courtroom, as bizarre as the twists and turns on the witness stand. i'll analyze how celebrity complicates cases in this 24/7 news culture and whether a different standard of justice applies to stars. >>> to trials that create celebrity. scott peterson killed his pregnant wife but before he was sentenced to death in 2006, he became a pop culture phenomenon. this strange case showed us that a horrific crime in anytown usa can grip the entire nation. >>> plus, we'll look at the most infamous celebrity trial of them all, o.j. simpson's double murder trial. all the evidence pointed to simpson in the double murder of his ex-wife nicole, and her friend ron goldman. but o.j. was amazingly acquitted. the case ushered in the era of legal television, key player
say good or that revolutionary? from new york, good night, america. captioned by, closed captioning services, inc. >> geraldo: happy halloween. i'm he going. of all the trick or treating and halloween celebrations across the country the hottest ticket was at the white house with 2,000 kids from five washington elementary schools and from the military along with their parents greeted by the first family at the front door of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. and at a year when the obama man spoke straight and zombie is among the most popular costumes perhaps it is fitting that the president came as himself, dressed in casual weekend attire. the president's mother-in-law came as herself. the first lady was a leep pardons complete with cat ears around along with the daughters they all joined in handing out candy. the obamas passing out goody bags loaded with white house m & ms with the president's signature on them and a sweet butter cookie baked by the white house pastry stop. the biggest thrill according to many of the kids was just meeting the president and his family on halloween. celebrati
with chris brown, telling abc's "good morning america" why she took him back and why she decided to leave. >>> hi. i'm mary j. blige. i have the honor of performing at a tribute that recognizes everyday people who change the world. as president of forum, i'm dedicating myself to help women reach their full potential in life. now more than ever, the world needs heroes. i am thrilled to help cnn introduce this year's top 10 honorees. >> how can i turn my back and walk away and leave you right here? i can't. because i know you wouldn't turn your back and leave me. >> nationwide, veterans are neglects, home l unacceptable. >> what branch of service? >> army. >> army. so was i. we are still brothers in arms. so, no man left behind. >> my name is roy foster. my mission is to help and empower homeless veterans. if you're going to work for sobriety, you have to change. we provide service for veterans only, a safe, clean place to live, all the meals and the camaraderie is that internal glue. tell him one of his brothers in arms came out looking for him and let them know we will be back. they are t
. >> if somebody murders americans and they murder americans in america, they ought to be prosecuted in america and hopefully convicted in america. >> republicans say a civilian trial will also give the alleged terrorists the public platform they want. >>> brand new details on the alleg allege ft. hood shotter. he's saying he did not pressure to hurt americans. the cleric could tell he was becoming uncomfortable in the u.s. military. the cleric told the "post" reporter hasan's killing spree is allowed under islam because it a form of jihad, and because the united states started the battle in muslim countries. has sn accused of shooting and killing 13 people at ft. hood. s he is still in the hospital. >>> and president obama is in china. china financed massive sums of u.s. debt. part of the president's talks may include assurances those investments are safe. the president held a town hall meeting with college students in shanghai where he push for greater freedoming in china. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation, but we also don't believe that the principles t
>>> breaking newews in america. >> deadly blast. pakistan's battle witit the taliban turns bloodier overnight with another suicide bombing. are u.s.fforts in the region enough? >> campaign mode. the president on the stump over e weekend as democrats struggle to hold on to important posts in tomorrow's elections. >>> and o o the verge. the yankeeses are just one game away from another world series title. >> it is monday, novememr 2nd, 2009. >>> good morning, i'm jeremy huhuard. thanks for joining us on this monday. we begin with a developing story in pakistan. >>> dozens of people have been killed by a s scide bomb blast in the city of rawalpindi. the bomber detonated a bank crowded with customers. >> the suspect was apparently a member of the taliban. our habibulikhan was at the scene. >> they've been taken to the hospitals and security is generally tight in this area but people have said it's very difficult to stop them. >> nearly 300 have died over the past few weeks in similar bomb attacks. the pakistani government announced rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to
>>> good morning, america, on this monday, november 2nd. it's election time again. two big governors' races that have democrats concerned while republicans fight with each other over one seat. is it all a referendum on president obama? >>> massive meat recall. more than 500,000 pounds of beef pulled from store shelves after one dies and more fall ill. what you need to look out for. >>> deadly stunt. a jury awards this woman's family over $16 million after she dies in a radio contest for a video game. her husband joins us live in a "gma" exclusive. >>> and how do they walk away from this. another unbelievable crash. but technology once again saves the day and the driver. good morning, everyone. hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. i'm robin roberts with chris cuomo. diane is on assignment on this monday, november 2nd. believe it or not we are less than 24 hours away from another election day and there are a few big races we're keeping an eye on. >> no question. halloween may have been saturday but the democrats are worried about the fright that may come tomorrow. repuicans
'll use this as an opportunity to spread his ideology, to attack america, to put america on trial. this is not going to be about his guilt or innocence. for khalid shaikh mohammed, it's going to be about what america has done to him and to his people. that is what this is about. we don't believe this is something that civilian courts should be -- have to be subjected to or designed to handle properly. remember that a defendant in a criminal case has an absolute right to testify if he wants to. nobody can prevent him from doing that. if he wants to get on the stand and spended two days, three days, a week, talk about his ideology, spread hate, explain why america is wrong, he'll be able to do that. >> which defendants have done in the past. jeff, based on what we hear now are both bill burke in this case and former vice president cheney right? what's to keep this from evolving into a show trial as the former vice president called it? >> the supreme court says they have to have a trial somewhere, has to be a military commission or a civilian court. in either place, he's going to get
with an 18-year-old muslim convert who experts say made hating america a hobby. he describes himself as an extremist on his myspace page and apparently watched al qaeda videos online. hasan has been charged with 13 counts of murder. congressman carter introduced a bill to give the victims combatant status, increasing benefits for the families of those who died. the father whose 13-year-old boy accused michael jackson of molest being him in the 1990's has apparently committed suicide. this is a photo of chandler at age 18 with jackson in 1993. police say 65-year-old evan chandler was found dead in his jersey city home with a gunshot wound to the head. it happened earlier this month but the information was only just released to the public. chandler and his son filed a civil suit against jackson in 1993, but jackson paid the family a reported $20 million to settle the case out of court. a mother charged in connection with the kidnapping of her young daughter who was found dead is apparently pregnant again. antwoineette davis is being held in isolation at a north carolina jail. the body
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, november 23rd, the radiation scare at the three mile island nuclear plant. 150 workers evacuated and we're live on the scene to tell you how it happened. >>> senate showdown on health care. this time, will the democrats fight each other? will they wrap it up by christmas? we have some answers on health care this morning. >>> the doctor in the michael jackson case goes back to work today seeing patients and a tearful show of support. >>> and television without oprah? gayle king is here to tell us why her best friend decided to end the 25-year reign of her show. >>> and "twilight" mania, gigantic box office, young girls and their moms. does this prove no sex is really what sells? and good morning, america. welcome to thanksgiving week. diane sawyer here with robin roberts. and we have been talking about that radiation leak on three mile island that caused real concern over the weekend. >> real panic in some ways. 20 workers were exposed to radiation and had to be decontaminated. while the company in charge says the public was never in any
. delicious dunkin' donuts coffee -- pick some up to brew at home. america runs on dunkin'. >> and with the humane society. we have beautiful cats. awiting for you to adopt them. good morning, washington. >> good morning, washinton. we are mixing signals on a monday. we have to get it together. 10 minutes after the hour. time for your traffic and the weather every 10 minutes. >> an important travel week ahead. we don't want any sticky situations. >> in the heartland and the midwest there will be the travel concerns by mid-week. this morning there's some light rain pushing into the area. doppler radar shows showers creeping into southern culpeper coming up 29 this morning. otherwise, some drizzle in the metro area inside the beltway. we are in the mid 40's to about 50. a purported's to near 50's at lunchtime -- temperatures from the upper 40's to the near 50's inear 50. >> at new york avenue there was an accident, but that has cleared. on 66 inside the beltway, running nicely east and west bound. let's look at 395. those delays are northbound in land park. near the pentago
of america's most beloved celebr y celebriti celebrities. >> he would sit on me. >> secrets we would never believe unless we heard it from their own mouths. >> i started waking up in my father's hotel room. >> shocking and heart breaking. >> my mother would say no, joe, you're going to kill him! >> whitney houston stunned america when she confessed about her devastating drug use with now ex-husband, bobby brown. >> you were free casing cocaine. >> yeah. >> your drug of choice was weed with cocaine. >> rock cocaine. >> she dropped bombshells about her with bobby brown and how abusive their relationship was. >> eyes were looking at us. >> secrets don't get much darker than mackenzie phillips's revelations to larry king about her incestuous relationship with her father, john phillips. >> all i remember is arriving in the room, getting high and during a blackout when you are not in your body, you come to and i was in the act of having sex with my father. >> mackenzie's book high on arrival revealed the details of this dark secret she had carried for 31 years. >> we need to talk about how i use
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'll understand. delicious dunkin' donuts coffee -- pick some up to brew at home. mmm! america runs on dunkin'. . >> the d.c. council got their chance to confront the woman at the center of the pittsburghs and recreation contract controversy. jimena hartstock denied any wrongdoing in regards to the $85 million in contract funneled without council approval tied to mayor fenty. she maintains the process is legal. the money has been cut off. the council is expected to hear from the people awarded contracts next month. >>> the staff of the washington blade newspaper will meet today with the hope of making a new newspaper. the news came as a shock to employees who were told to pack up and go home. the parent company with the largest number of followers in the gay community. they celebrated the 40th anniversary last month. >>> thousands of donated items to raise money for american red cross, and shortfall stands now at $33 million. >>> after the break, we'll get the latest weather and traffic in three minutes. >>> plus the missing eggo waffle mystery is solved. why you haven't been able to find the
tells "good morning america" she believes the drug saved his life. her child is autistic. a doctor prescribed the treatment, one small browny every few days. she says she has to do something because her son was losing weight and behavior increasingly self-destructive. listen. >> he was extremely aggressive. he would run out of our home. >> he was a danger? >> yes. a danger to himself and others. >> and how soon after you gave him this did it change? >> with hours. with hours he had requested food that we had never seen him eat before. his demeanor had changed. he was calm. >> i know, but listen -- listen to the other side. all right jt a child psychologist tells abc marijuana can trigger mental disorrers in children saying there is no evidence that has any positive effect on autism. >>> if you have a facebook account, listen up. why 0 woman 7 vacation pictures on facebook may have caused her to lose her insurance benefits. >>> listen to this. a canadian woman's facebook page may have caused her to lose some insurance benefits. she was getting sick leave payments for depression. she
, and an attorney for one of the 9/11 terrorists wants to use his trial as a platform to criticize america. former governor and presidential candidate, howard dean will be along. and the wild card independent from vermont, burny sanders. he says no yes vote for him. and plus, congressman tom rooney who worked as a jag officer will say if the shootings at ft. hood was a terrorists attack. this is the "morning meeting." welcome to it. lots to get to this morning. here is the panel hoping to break it all down. savannah guthrie, and jim miklaszewski, and then jonathan capehart, and then margaret carlson here for the hour, and political columnists for bloomberg news, and steven dubner, and we will talk job creation for him later in the show. first up, the senate sweeteners to get health care over to the next bill. and long time holdout, mary landrieu getting money to help louisiana pay for the poor. and then she said, what the heck, it's a yes vote. and then favor trading. not a new thing in washington, d.c. put it in context? >> reporter: what is interesting, it's a $300 million vote that only gets yo
claims the iman believes the ft. hood attack was acceptable under islam because america brought the battle to muslim countries first. malik nadal hasan is charged ith killing 13 people. his lawyer says he is paralyzed. you can depend on fox 5 for coverage of the rampage at ft. hood. head to for everything we have gathered on it. and how the country is honoring the fallen. it is there on the news tab. >>> all construction on dc parks and rec centers may have to stop. funding has been frozen. the latest fallout over tens of millions of dollars in questionable contracts. sherri li is live with a marathon hearing is underway. >> the meeting is going on e seventh hour and they haven't got to the final witness. council members are agitated over this $85 million in questionable contracts for parks and rec centers. some of which went to contractors tied mayor fenty. tonight we have learned that the money for these projects have been cut off. during an oversight hearing. those projects are on hold. the office othe chief financial officer has frozen the funds and says wit
were told to go home. the attack happened at the young america works charter school in northwest d.c. john henrehan is live with more on this developing story, john? >> officers and investigators are here. there are six cruisers here still. neighbors tell me the charter school that is located in the old industrial building often draws police officers. the problem is fights ang studentsnd usually that happens outside. today, the fight was inside the school and it was a pretty serious one. because the initial calls were -- violence in a d.c. school building, the police response to chill in place in northeast washington was substantial. the charter school, which is free to city residents, specializes in vocational training, for careers in healthcare, construction, and music and sound. the students here attend classes year round and many participate in paid internships. according to witnesses around 1:30 in the afternoon, two teenage boys, both students here, became involved in a loud fight in the hallway. punches were thrown and witnesses say the 11th grade boy pulled out a knife and
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not resemble victory as america knows it. also tonight, nip and tax? taxing cosmetic surgery to finance health insurance for people who can't afford it? sound like a good plan? maybe not after you find out who's really effected here and what happened when one state actually tried this. we are grilling doctors and lawmakers tonight, "keeping them honest." >>> plus, the republican party's ten new commandments. it's a purity test. how many republicans would pass? would ronald reagan make the grade? we have the answers and the "raw politics" ahead tonight. >>> three months after the commander general stanley mcchrystal called for more forces and eight years after the war began, the outlines are coming into focus. reportedly as many as 34,000 additional troops will be sent, on top of 20,000 the president sent in march and would push force levels there above the 100,000 mark. the new strategy evolving out of at least nine top-level white house meetings in consultation with former commanders, including general colin powell who along with more than 300 others is spending the evening in a massive tent
>>> making news in america this morning. >> deep division. senators take sides in the debate over health care reform. >> a show of military force is under way right now in iran. more games. sending a strong message to israel and the u.s. >>> whitney's return. ♪ ♪ you know i survive -- >> a major pfoance for a struggling star who collects a top award at the american music awards. >>> it's monday, november 23rd, 2009. >> and we'll get to whitney and other award winners in a bit but first on this monday a look at health care. democrats won't have long to savor their weekend victory. >> they managed to get the bill to the full senate sometime after thanksgiving but the battle lines are already being drawn over what's in the bill. by a 60-39 vote in weekend senate democrats advanced health care legislation and took one giant step forward toward president obama's goal of health care reform. the vote now moves the debate from committee to the senate floor. >> the important thing is that we debate it, that there be a free flow of amendments, that some will pass, some will fall. >> rep
. >> doubles the united states of america. thank you very much. -- god bless the united states of america. >> more trauma concerning michael jackson's memorial service. one party is saying they are being below the -- bullied into paying costs. investigators found a body of schneider davis. -- of davis. shaniya >> new tonight at 530, the owner of the mall has a lot of debate about a casino at the mall. the city council is set to make a zoning decision next month, but this -- of the store's owner tells them to bring it on. >> simon property group is the indianapolis-based company that owns the randall mills and said they took the unusual step for advocating for one potential tenant to bring slots out publicly for the first time. >> >> greg goodman is president of the company that runs the mall. his first point is that anyone that says a slot for the family nature of the mall, no one has the greater reason to protect what there is now than he does. >> we have a center that is 100% leased with the parking lot filled every weekend. we -- this was very successful. we did not have to do this. af
be the most symbolic weed-choked lot in america. it used to be michael christophero's middle class neighborhood until the city of new london used eminent domain laws and bulldozers to force his parents and dozens of other families out to make way for a private development. the city argued a five-star hotel, condos and an office park would lure jobs. according to internal documents and new london's former mayor it was also a plan to please pfizer which had been lured to this hard luck town with huge tax breaks and big promises. >> they had essentially had the plans all laid out. >> reporter: while most took cash settlements to leave, seven families fought it all the way to the supreme court, and lost. >> i hope they're looking back at this today and realize their decision was wrong. because this is a well-formulated plan right here. empty fields. >> reporter: the recession killed the development. and in a cost-cutting move, pfizer is now abandoning this site. and while many here say the government and the company deserve equal blame, pfizer claims it had no stake in the outcome of t
p uses real dairy cream. nothing's more real than reddi wip. >>> good morning, america. on this wednesday, november 18th, the end of war? president obama says he wants the war in afghanistan over by the time he leaves the white house. >>> and touring asia. he reunites with a brother who then talks to us. >>> and the morning after the uproar about new mammogram guidelines. our doctors tell you exactly what they think you should do. >>> red-handed. the woman caught on tape. police say she was frying to kill her husband not once but three separate times. >>> and speaking of tape. that college soccer player finally talks about this moment. >>> and janet jackson, for the first time on learning her brother had died. >> what do you miss most about him? >> a "gma" exclusive. >>> and welcome, everyone. good morning to you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. and we'll show you the site of air force one leaving beijing, china, the end of the president's trip in china. while you were sleeping, we hope. heading to south korea due back home tomorrow afternoon, of course, to bring every
are we doing this. and it's clear that remaining in afghanistan is not a precondition to keeping america safe. it's not clear that building a credible afghan government where one has never existed is critical to our interesting. >> thank you so much. see you next week. >> absolutely. >> steve over to you. >>> the time now is 7:22 on this tuesday morning. coming up next. positive signs from the stimulus helping classrooms in virginia. more on thousands of jobs for at the commonwealth schools. >>> why one lawmaker says the health care debate is a bigger threat than terrorists. that's coming up. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections. access to high-speed internet, at home and on the go, is no longer a luxury. it's how our children access education. it's how we find jobs, discover information, and connect with family and friends. it's the spark that drives innovation, creates investment, and builds a stronger economy. to shape a better tomorrow, at&t is investing in america's future - working to create an internet that's smart, mobile and safe. last year at&t inv
: rihanna told her horrific story to diane sawyer earlier tonight on abc's "2020." "good morning america" showed portion of the interview early this morning. >> listening to her voice, it was shaking at times. you knew how painful it was for her to recount this. >> reporter: the a-list couple were attending pre-grammy parties. but things took a violent turn. the two were driving in brown's rented lamborghini when rihanna says she saw a text message that a woman had sent chris brown. >> i couldn't take that he kept lying to me, he couldn't take that i wouldn't drop it. it escalated in him being violent towards me. and it was ugly. >> reporter: ugly is an understatement. police documents say that during the argument, brown punched rihanna, shoved her head against window, bit her, placed her in a headlock and told her, quote, now i'm really going to kill you. >> he had no, no soul in his eyes. just blank. he was clearly blacked out. there was no person when i looked at him. my next option was to get out of the car and walk, start walking in a gown and a bloody face. >> reporter: rihanna was
, america. captioned by, closed captioning services, inc. >> geraldo: happy halloween. i'm he going. of all the trick or treating and halloween celebrations across the country the hottest ticket was at the white house with 2,000 kids from five washington elementary schools and from the military along with their parents greeted by the first family at the front door of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. and at a year when the obama man spoke straight and zombie is among the most popular costumes perhaps it is fitting that the president came as himself, dressed in casual weekend attire. the president's mother-in-law came as herself. the first lady was a leep pardons complete with cat ears around along with the daughters they all joined in handing out candy. the obamas passing out goody bags loaded with white house m & ms with the president's signature on them and a sweet butter cookie baked by the white house pastry stop. the biggest thrill according to many of the kids was just meeting the president and his family on halloween. celebrations elsewhere including the flam buoyant, outrageous greenwich pa
and chills to pay respect to america's veterans, with so many men and women in harms way in iraq and afghanistan, day is all the more important. >> i pray for them every day. >> they are our brothers. >> they're a little bit younger than we are, but they're our brothers. >> reporter: megan mcgrath, news4. >> there were several other veterans day ceremonies that took place today across maryland, d.c. and virginia.çó family members of victims say they are relieved today following the execution last night of sniper master mind john allen muhammad. muhammad was put to death by lethal injection at a correctional facility in virginia last night for the shooting death of dean myers. myers was one of ten people shot and killed by muhammad, and accomplice lee boyd malvo over a period of three weeks back in october 2002. witnesses to muhammad's execution say he was unrepentant to the end and refused to utter any final words. they say his death was a contrast to that of his victims'. >> he was clean-shaven, he was calm, they laid him down, he didn't resist. they asked him after that, mr.
've been watching what's happening in corporate america right now. kraft foods reportedly saying it may raise its offer for cadbury or maybe offer more cash in its bid if rival takeover offers emerge. hershey's, which is -- hershey and italy's fererro are all now considering bids. cadbury's chairman would prefer a merge with hershey rather than kraft, which is understandable since kraft went hostile. but he also was quick to caution that both bids could fail if they're not generous enough. i think they're talking about more than $17 billion. something like 750 pence, they are looking at 800 pence per share is more likely deal they'd consider. >> this was out over the weekend, ken lewis would consider postponing retirement if directors need him to have more of a bridge to find a succe successor. "the journal" says he has no plans tobacktrack, but he's indicating he could act as a bridge until a successor is found. the bank has been having a difficult time finding a replacement. >>> 124 u.s. banks have failed this year. regulators shutting down commerce bank on southwest florida on friday
in america. >>> an honest wisconsin woman called 911 to report a dui in progress. so what's so unusual about that? well, she was reporting herself. >> clark county 911. >> somebody's really drunk driving down granton road. >> which way are they going? >> they are going -- >> towards granton. >> towards granton. >> are you behind them, or -- >> no, i am then. >> you am them? >> yes, i am them. >> okay. so you want to call and report that you're drog drunk? >> yes. >> the woman was issued a first offense citation for drunk driving. >> in a tradition dating back to 1952, thanks to lots of paint, an energy company transformed its 3 million gallon tank into the world's largest jack-o'-lantern. >>> police in minnesota auctioning off a motorized lazy boy chair and getting a shocking response for this. authorities seized this chair after the man who built it crashed it into a car while drunk. the motorized recliner is fetching more than just curious eyes. bidding on ebay is already up to $40,000. and here's why. the lazy boy is equipped with a radio, drink holder, and most importantly, a great story
the bill is not good for america or any of us in congress or those standing for re-election. >> reporter: another democratic senator who hasn't announced her vote is mary landrieu. she's working with staff, going through the 2000 plus page health care bill. one thing she'll find is this, a sweetener they found to help persuade her. $100 million in medicaid assistance. still struggling from katrina. she's concerned about the cost of the party's health care bill. still, she seems to be leaning toward voting for starting debate. it's why democratic leadership sources are going from cautious to confidence that they will get the 60 votes needed to start debate. richard and betty. >> there's wrinkles buried in the senate bill. it's a 5% tax on cosmetic surgeries. it includes botox and breast implants. it's a discriminatory tax for women and cosmetic procedures. they say it will bring in $6 billion in ten years. >> it's the day after oprah winfrey's announcement she's moving on. people are shocked her show is coming to an end. >> so many people identify with her. her syndicated show, september
-- though every time i watch you in "america's sweethearts," i just -- it's classic. that's why before we just started, i said kiki, and i was waiting for someone to tell me to push my hair back but no one did. >> larry: it was a great movie. >> you were a great sport. >> larry: what do you mean by imperfect angel in the title? >> well, i had written a song called "imperfect" and sort of wanted it to be -- it didn't make the album. but i wanted it to be something where basically everybody but mainly like, you know, young girls or kids just growing up in school would understand that, like, it is okay not to be -- try to be perfect like the people in the magazines and everybody that we see that weighs two pounds and things that are unattainable. you know what i mean? >> larry: size 0. >> yeah. size 0 which is a fabulous invention that we all love. >> larry: so here's a song called "imperfect," you put the title in the title of the album but don't include the song. so the obvious question is, why didn't you? >> why? one of my very dear friends and someone i love a lot, mr. l.a. reed, the cha
? >> absolutely not. we are obviously living in hard times. here's where he made commitments to the america people. first to strengthen the relationships with the rest of the world to solve common problems. we have made huge strides in that. secondly, to change the way washington works. obviously, the national republican party has made a political decision not based on principle but politics to oppose him. if you look at -- there's deep cynicism in american that their voices aren't heard, the lobbyists carry the day. president obama has a revolving door. for if first time everyone that goes to the white mouse will be released to rebuild trust. third, was that he was going to wake up every day fighting for the middle class and that's what he has do. creating or saving a million jobs. a tax cut to 95% of working families. keeping hundreds of thousands of people in their home expanding health care for children. >> you look at the polling, how much danger is the president and his party as we approach 2010 in a pretty bad anti-incumbent mood right now? >> well i would say r
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with barbara walters that was revealed this morning. on "good morning america." and palin's new book called "going rogue" is now going off on almost everyone that's crossed her lately. >> he doesn't have anything on me. >> reporter: "showbiz tonight" can tell you, palin-a-palooza is in full swing. in today's interview with walters, palin takes on two people who have made second careers out of making fun of her, tina fey and david letterman. >> first off i want to say how excited i am to be in front of both the liberal elite media as well as the liberal regular media. >> reporter: tina fey savaged sarah palin last year with a wicked impersonation of her on "saturday night live." in the new interview today, palin told barbara walters, she has a bit of a bone to pick with tina. >> i can see russia from my house. >> of course, i've never said that. and yet the line was blurred and i think people, because it was repeated so often, perhaps, believed that i had said such a thing. >> reporter: but palin did manage to say something nice about tina fey. >> i think she was funny, though, and i think s
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america" where she told barbara walters that a run for president isn't on her radar but she didn't rule out making the race in 2012. she talked about tensions with senator mccain's campaign and problems with his staff. >> to many you are a possible presidential candidate. steve schmidt, mccain's campaign senior adviser has said publicly and i quote "she would not be a winning candidate and if she was the result would be catastrophic." >> sounds like steve schmidt. i guess i really, really disappointed him. everybody is sbilentitled to th opinion. i know truth. i'm fine with who i am and where i am. >> cnn has confirmed that mccain held a conference call with his former staffers and asked them not to trait pot shots with palen in public. >>> the shuttle "atlantis" astronaut are using their first full day in orbit to do inspections. they plan to check the shuttle's thermal shielding to see if it was damaged in yesterday's launch. nasa's officials say it doesn't appear that there is anything to worry about but they should get more conclusive answers about that. they will hook up with the i
to the sharks, literally. i'm brian wilson, america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. this is a fox news alert. debate on a debate. democratic senators are pressing ahead today on the first crucial vote of president obama's health care overhaul. fox news is covering all you need to know about tonight's health care vote on capitol hill. carl cameron is on the cutting edge of this story as he always is live from capitol hill. hello, carl. >> we're waiting and senators are debating and this will continue until eight o'clock tonight when they will have their first procedural vote in the u.s. senate on health care. it's already passed in the house, obviously, an entire package is awaiting some action between both chambers, but tonight at eight o'clock there will be this vote. 60 votes are required on what's referred to in the language, a motion to proceed. they're basically as you say, debating, beginning debating, brian. >> brian: all right, carl. how does it look? do they have the votes they need to go forward. it's nip and tuck, isn't it? >> well, harry reid s
. i think the failure to pass a bill is not good for america. it isn't good for any of us in congress or those standing for re-election. >> the session starts this morning but the senate vote isn't expected until about 8:00 eastern tonight. the vote is not on the bill, itself, but to avoid a filibuster and get debate going on the bill that majority leader harry reid put in place. the bill aims to reshape the country's health care system over the next decade. this was the scene at the university of california berkeley yesterday as students clash with campus police over fee increases at the school. the 32% increase coupled with budget cuts have angry students at campuses across the state protesting. 41 people who barricaded themselves inside a building at the uc berkeley campus were arrested. the board of regents at ucla approved the fee hikes this week saying the state government cannot meet the university's funding needs. >>> a woman lost control of her car, plowed into a crowd outside a middle school. it happened yesterday near birmingham, alabama. the 67-year-old driver hit nine kid
is not good for america, it isn't good for any of us in congress or those standing for re-election. >> reporter: another democratic senator who hasn't formally announced her vote is mary landrieu of louisiana. aides released these photos to cnn, showing her working with staff, going through the 2,000-plus-page health care bill. one thing she'll find is this, a sweetener democrat leaders added to help persuade landrieu -- $100 million in medicaid assistance she's been trying to get for her home state of louisiana, still struggling from katrina. that medicaid money is something that the whole delegation from louisiana and also the republican governor has -- they've all been pushing for for a long time. and this is i think good timing politically for the president and democratic leaders to give them that $100 million in money for medicaid for louisiana. now, betty, landrieu still says she has concerns about many aspects of her party's bill, the overall cost, the fact it includes a government-run insurance plan, but she does seem to be leaning towards agreeing with the democra
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a weekend to think about it. >> i will. >>> sarah palin is taking middle america by storm, drawing an enormous crowd on the first stop of her book tour. >> more than 1,000 supporters braved hours in the cold in grand rapids, michigan, to get their copy of "going rogue" signed by the former vice presidential candidate. they descended on barnes & noble with books in hand. some even missed work or school just for the opportunity of a few seconds to chat with palin. >> much of the same is expected when palin heads to ft. wayne, indiana, today. >> we mentioned yesterday ity that this thing has been on the top of the best seller list for a long time but it just came out. that's because of all these preorders. everybody was so excited they bought it in advance. you can see that. you wonder if that's a harbinger of 2012. she's got people lininup to see her. >> right. some of those people were decked out in sarah palin 2012 shirts. so maybe that's another harbinger. >> we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] swiffer dust & shine is the only furniture polish with febreze freshness. so your
nation could create it. and that nation is... america. a nation of dreamers. try harders. doers. try doing this with roquefort. it's made with milk. never oil like some other slices. it is the culmination of the american dream. all wrapped up in individual slices. kraft singles. the american cheese. ♪ who says i can't be free from all of the things i used to be, rewrite my history, who says i can't be free ♪ >>> you know, john maher burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in 2001 and has been reveling with fans ever since. now he's out with a new album and will be playing his great new songs in a live studio performance here on "today." >> that's tomorrow. >> yeah. and next week, leading up to thanksgiving, we've got three big plaza concerts in a row, starting monday with a whole half hour of music from "britain's got talent" sensation, susan boyle. then tuesday, the amazing alicia keys will take to the stage. and on wednesday, bon jovi is back to rock you over the long thanksgiving weekend. so, if you're in the area, come on by. it's a big week. nobody brings you a bigger week of
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